Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hampton Court Flower Show 2009 Part 1

WOW. This is the third year that I have been to Hampton Court, and I just love it more each year. It's just so full of inspiration and ideas.

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The growing tastes area was a great mix of exhibition plants and suppliers of seed and edible plants. The girls really enjoyed the children's part of it, with sand.

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This picture doesn't look too impressive unless you know that the cabbages were bigger than beach balls. Giant veg aside, there were some lovely inspirational allotment gardens.

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All very nice to see what the world would be like if there were no weeds, no insects and no stunted vegetables, but actually I prefer the real world, where there is more challenge.

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I just can't wait to get back to the plot to see my own little corner of the horticultural world, but with more motivation.

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New ideas to put into the allotment were as follows:

  • Amaranth as an edible and ornamental plant.
  • Growing squash and courgettes over a frame like an archway or pegola.

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Will post more tomorrow on the ornamental and garden theme.

1 comment:

  1. I love the seat with the box of apples, in fact I would love that box. I have a collection of wooden boxes,scrounged from wine shops, garden centres etc. I had to pay for the 'hairy pot company' one from a garden centre the other week, but I love it.